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CLARK, John (engraver).

The Military Costume of Turkey.

Stock Code
105130
London, Bulmer for Miller and McLean, 1819
£3,500

Deluxe issue, the plates extra-coloured with backgrounds in watercolour.

The artist for this work is unknown. The illustrations follow the usual prototypes and it is possible the artist for all the plates was Wagerman. The preface says that the plates were after drawings 'furnished by the liberality of a gentleman who had stored his portfolio during his residence in Constantinople'. The exception to this is the frontispiece engraving of the Turkish Ambassador who sat for his likeness in London. The engravings represent subjects drawn from the full extent of the Turkish Empire.





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Description

Second edition, folio (36.5 x 26.5 cm), deluxe issue, the plates extra coloured with backgrounds in watercolour, paper watermarked 1818, engraved title in English with large hand-coloured vignette, printed title-page, 30 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates including frontispiece by Wagerman, accompanied by one page of description, some offsetting from plates to text, contemporary burgundy morocco gilt, sometime rebacked preserving spine, lightly rubbed, small closed tear to blank margin of title, an attractive copy.

Bibliography

Atabey 813; Abbey (Travel), 373; Colas 2059; Lipperheide 2388.

Stock ID:105130

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